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Thursday, January 28, 2010

iPad



After months of speculation and rumors, it’s official:The Apple iPad is real. The device, announced earlier today by Apple CEO Steve Jobs, is designed to fill the perceived gap between the smartphone and the laptop. [Extract from mashable.com]

Looks like a giant iPhone.


The specs (from mashable.com) :

  • SCREEN: 9.7-inch IPS LCD screen. The LCD provides the backlighting, but most of the technology is IPS, or In-plane switching. This gives it a stronger viewing angle than most screens.
  • RESOLUTION: 1024×768 pixels (132 pixels per inch)
  • SIZE: 0.5 inches thin.
  • DIMENSIONS: 9.5 inches x 7.5 inches x 0.5 inches
  • WEIGHT: 1.5 pounds (1.6 pounds for 3G)
  • CHIP: 1 GHz Apple A4 chip. They went in-house instead of going to Intel.
  • MEMORY: Three models with 16 GB, 32 GB and 64 GB solid state hard drives.
  • INCLUSIONS: Accelerometer, Microphone, 30-pin connector, Compass, full capacitive multi-touch, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G access on higher-end models
  • BATTERY LIFE: 10 hours at full blast. On standby, it will last over a month.
Summary: It’s thin, it’s light and it’s fast.

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